The 65th Tokyo International Guitar Competition 2022

 The 65th Tokyo International Guitar Competition 2022 will be held. The application period is from 1st to 31st August in this year.

According to the announcement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, foreign visitors are not allowed to enter Japan freely. There are conditions for entering Japan. Participants always need to check the annoucement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and recommend their own judgment.

Currently, you need a visa to enter Japan. After the results of the first preliminary round, the federation will prepare the application materials, and participants will be asked to go directly to the Japanese embassy or consulete of each country with the documents to apply.


The website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan regarding entry is as follows:






The 65th Tokyo International Guitar Competition 2022

1st Preliminary:Compulsory

Menuett op.11-1 / F.Sor
Gran Vals / F. Tarrega
Free Choice Program:Not Required.
2nd Preliminary(Semifinal):Compulsory
1st movement from Sonata Classica / M.M.Ponce

Free Choice Program:Competitors Are Free To Select Pieces Not Longer Than 8 Minutes. The Pieces Chosen For The 1st Preliminary And For The Finals May Not Be Selected.


Folios for Guitar / Toru Takemitsu (Salabert)

Free Choice Program:At Least One Selection From The Following Each Three Different Styles Must Be Contained In Your Program. The Playing Time Of The Free Choice Program Is Minimum 20 Minutes, Maximum 30 Minutes. The Pieces Chosen For The 1st And 2nd Preliminaries May Not Be Selected.

1)Works From The Renaissance To The Baroque.
2)Works In The Period From Ca.1750 To Ca. 1920.
3)Works After Ca.1920.

The above stated period means the time of the composition of the works. It is not meant the time of the birth of the composers. As for the works across the above stated periods, please be advised to consider musical styles to select.

Free choice program must be pieces for solo. Cadenza of concerto is not admitted one piece. No change nor addition of program will be accepted after registration unless the organizer requests any alteration to fulfill the requirements. The applicants could ask the organizer any questions about free pieces and playing time before application. Anyone will be disqualified, on breaking the rules on the day of performance, for example not playing the program submitted, free pieces different from program submitted, playing longer or shorter than playing time of rules which excludes time of tuning and interval. The Japanese version will be the valid one in case of doubt in the interpretation of the rules.

■Essential Points of Enforcement

1)PROGRAM(Planned) :
1st preliminary performance(closed) / Wen.19, September 2022 
Persons who wish to participate the competition are requested to send the recorded 1st preliminary performance till the end of Augast 2022.

Meeting / Fri.2, December 2022. TOKYO, from 15:00

2nd preliminary performance / Sat.3, December 2022, 11:00
Place:HAKUJU recital hall.

Final performance / Sun.4, December 2022, 13:00
Place:HAKUJU recital hall.
*Hakuju hall

2)JURY :
1st, 2nd stage / Members of Japan Federation of Guitarists.
Final/. Members of Japan Federation of Guitarists and General musicians.


1st Prize: The Minister of Education and Science Prize : Certificate of Merit, Embassy of Spain Prize : Cup,  Chuo Hoki Shuppan Prize : 500.000 yen (Sponsored by Chuo Hoki Shuppan K.K.), JGA Prize : 300.000 yen, Prixcreation "SAVAREZ ALLIANCE" : 100.000 yen.  Federation’s prize:100.000yen, Total : 1.000.000yen,  A Guitar by Sakurai Kohno Guitar Manufacturing
2nd Prize: The Governor of Tokyo Prize : Certificate of Merit, Japan Federation of Guitarists Prize : Cup &  Premio : 300.000 yen, 
3rd prize: Certificate of Merit, Japan federation of Guitarists : Cup & Prize : 100.000 yen,
Supplementary Prizes :
Recital tour in Japan organized by J.F.G. and YAMAMA Co. offered to 1st prize winner. Prix 24sets "SAVAREZE ALLIANCE" strings for 1st to 4th winners. Gendai-Guitar Prize, Casa de la guitarra Inc Prize, Cronix Inc Prize, Angel Music Prize, and others.
The federation prize "prize money" is awarded by a donation from regular member Toshio Terauchi (500,000 yen).
Participation certificates will be issued to semi-final participants at the briefing session. A ranking certificate will be issued to the final participants.
Each award will not be awarded if there is no applicable person.
*Prizes mentioned above are expected.

4)PARTICIPATION FEE : 15.000 Yen + (You'll have to pay a commission of 4.000yen for bank transfer on Japan.)
You must pay any charge or fee for remittance and exchange. The fee will not be returned even if you could not participate the competition under any circumstances. Whoever apply for this competition must pay the participation fee:
a) into the bank of account No.4832212 Japan Federation of Guitarists of Mitsubishi Tokyo UFJ Bank, Shimbashi branch, *SWIFT CODE:BOTKJPJT. The organizer do not accept with other bank and to remit by check .


5)APPLICATION DATE : 1, Augast to 31, 2022 (or other changes.)
(Application should be postmarked not later than 31 August. Your payment of application fee should be arranged by 31 August)

Japan Federation of Guitarists 6-14-4,Wada-bldg 5F,Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-0004 Japan TEL.. 81-3-3438-1819 FAX.81-3-3438-1899

Past the 1st prize winners of this competition are not eligible. There is not an age limit.

 Applicants are required to send the application form, the audio recorded for 1st preliminary(not a Video), a photo, curriculum vitae and payment the participation fee for the registration. The finalists of the 62nd competition is exempt from the 1st preliminary. All copyright of performance during the competition belongs to the Federation. The Japanese version will be the valid one in case of doubt in the interpretation of the rules.

Application Form

Japan Federation of Guitarists

6-14-4, Wada Bldg.5F, Shimbashi Minato-ku, Tokyo105-0004
TEL.81-3-3438-1819 FAX.81-3-3438-1899

Informaition of 62nd Tokyo International Guitar Competition 2019

Tokyo Guitar
The result
1st Park Ji Hyung(South Korea)
2nd Gian Marco Ciampa(Italy)
3rd Damiano Pisanello(Switzerland)
4th Carlo Curatolo(Italy)
5th Pietro Locatto(Italy)
6th Carlotta Dalia(Italy)


Federation's History

About our Federation:

Gendai Nihon Guitar Renmei (Modern Japan Federation Of Guitarists) Was Established, A Year After The First Guitar Competition (The Present Tokyo International Guitar Competition) Was Held In 1949.
Japan Federation Of Guitarists Originated From Gendai Nihon Guitar Renmei Is The Only Official Corporation Authorized By The Ministry Of Education In Japan Since 1966, For The Aim Of Contribution To The Culture By The Study And Spread Of Guitar Music.
Federation Received A Report Of The Prime Minister Of Japan On November 18, 2010, And We Became The Group Of Cabinet Office,Government Of Japan On December 1, The Same Year.
The Federation Has Worked For Enrichment Of Japanese Guitar Music World And Improvement Of Guitarists Status In Society.
Also Being Active Steadily To Upgrade The Level Of Japanese Guitar Music And To Receive Domestic And Foreign Recognition.